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Crackdown: Eugene’s ordinance on unruly gatherings gives police a sharper axe

With the new social host ordinance taking effect on March 2 and activated beginning April 1, University of Oregon students will feel more pressure to control parties and illicit activities happening at their residence.

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Great blue heron artist reveals meaning behind 16-foot statue

Turner, a UO graduate with a fine arts and sociology degree, hopes the artwork will draw appreciation from a broader base of people than just art enthusiasts.

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Top 5: News from around Eugene on Oct. 1

City parking rates rise, new democratic offices open and an 11-year-old girl dies after falling out of a party bus.

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Disco and dodgeball hits coming your way at City of Eugene’s third annual dodgeball tournament

“Just remember the five Ds of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and…dodge,” said seven-time dodgeball all-star Patches O’Houlihan (played by Rip Torn) in the 2004 movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”

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Tour the Whiteaker district to see a different side of Eugene

Homegrown businesses have livened up the ‘Whit’ in recent years, helping improve the district’s city-wide reputation.

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Decision postponed on women’s 100-meter dash tiebreaker

5,000-meter runner Bernard Lagat also speaks about Hayward Field and his experience there.

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Wild nights at the Wild Duck: Dwayne ‘Peanut’ Harms gets the party started

Every night — when the pulse-pounding Trials finish for the day — fans, coaches, athletes, agents, college kids and Olympians past and future leave Hayward Field and make their way to talk, drink and party at the Wild Duck Cafe.

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City of Eugene, ASUO President Ben Eckstein to discuss new policy on house parties

ASUO President Ben Eckstein expressed concerns in a press release Wednesday about a Eugene neighborhood committee’s proposed policy that would implement harsh penalties for University students hosting house parties.

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The city’s view: Eugene’s response to the West University Neighborhood

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” City of Eugene Chief of Police Pete Kerns said. “I don’t even know yet what we might invent. I think working harder and harder isn’t necessarily the answer, though. We need something new.”

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Occupy Eugene holds march in protest of banks

Occupy Eugene held a march in downtown Eugene yesterday in protest of the practices of corporate banks.

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No parade for Rose Bowl victors

Despite holding a “parade of champions” last year for the Oregon football team and other local success stories, the athletic department decided against hosting a parade again this year.

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Annual State of the City outlines future plans, warns of coming challenges

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy celebrated several regional and citywide success stories from 2011 during the annual State of the City address Thursday evening at the Hult Center, but also warned of the myriad challenges that lie ahead for the local community in 2012.

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City of Eugene looks to composting to reduce carbon emissions

Restaurants may want to think twice before throwing eggshells or leftover meat in the garbage. In the coming weeks, the city of Eugene will begin its new “Love Food, Not Waste” campaign to give businesses incentive to participate in food waste composting programs.

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Eugene earns high rank for small business startups

Eugene was put in the national limelight when The Washington Post ranked Eugene as the 16th “most-friendly city for independent businesses in the country” — a list that also included Medford, Corvallis and Bend.

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'Occupy' movement comes to Eugene

Seasoned protesters and first-time activists alike brought the “Occupy” movement to Eugene Saturday, setting up camp indefinitely in the downtown area to send a unified message for change to the nation’s corporate elite.

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University students, community members volunteer in Willamette River cleanup

About 200 blue-shirted volunteers who took part in the second annual Great Willamette River Clean Up via land or boat.

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Eugene's downtown rated top 10 most appealing, inviting, vibrant

After researching more than 500 communities throughout the country, editors at livability.com have listed Eugene in the top 10 most appealing, inviting and vibrant downtowns.

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New roadway sparks ire among local businesses

For many people who regularly use 13th Avenue and Alder Street, the sight of construction tape, equipment, detour signs and metal barriers were a common occurrence for the past four months as the City of Eugene worked to reconstruct those heavily used roads that are less than a block away from the University.

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Eugene community, state officials celebrate new improvements to transit system

Eugene’s community, University and elected leaders gathered together in a dedication ceremony Tuesday to formally open the new University transit station and celebrate several other improvements around the city.

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President Richard Lariviere talks pay raises, New Partnership, fedora

University President Richard Lariviere sat down with the Emerald on Sept. 13 and talked about everything from the New Partnership Plan, justifying pay raises to Officers of Administration, all the way down to why he wears his signature fedora. This Q+A was edited for brevity.

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Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy speaks about University, City of Eugene relationship (with audio)

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy sat down with the Emerald to talk about the relationship between the Eugene community and University students and the future of the city.

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Architecture students reinvent South Willamette for Eugene city planners

Focus on transportation, density and mix between business and living is central in designs.

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